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in los angeles on who is behind this film. >> reporter: lama, a very long fuse appears to have ignited this controversy and it's not at all clear where it leads. today we started by looking for sam bacile, who is quoted, claiming to be the writer, director of this video. he described himself as an israeli-american real estate developer to the wall street journ journal, now in hiding for fear of his life. but sam bacile is a deadend, no public records at all. apparently a fake name. >> my name is steve, s-t-e-v-e, last name is klein, k-l-e-i-n. this man claims to have consulted on the movie but there's no real proof of his involvement. >> who is sam bacile? >> good question. i don't know sam that well. >> reporter: another deadend. tonight he said he managed the production company for this film, suppose with the associated press and he's been reported to have trouble with the law known as different aliases. one final mystery, it appears that someone, not clear who, translated the english language trailer in a dialect of the arabic spoken in egypt that's what made it on the tv in cairo.
heist, but it played out in real life in los angeles today, two men in ski masks, armed and dangerous, they kidnap a bank manager and strap what the woman is told is a bomb to her waist. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: east los angeles, 0830. the drama begins to unfold. the manager of this bank of america, you can see her there, carefully walking out of the bank, there's a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> she was told it was explosives, and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all the money. >> reporter: she told police, the robbers kidnapped her last night and forced her to play that terrifying part in that audacious heist. that is the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad using a robot to detonate the device is still unclear whether it was genuine. there are echoes of that fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he
the region. now we go to my colleague david wright in los angeles on who is behind this film. >> reporter: lama, a very long fuse appears to have ignited this controversy and it's not at all clear where it leads. today we started by looking for sam bacile claiming to be the writer, director of the video. he described himself as an israeli-american real estate developer. now hiding for the fear of his life. he's a deadend. apparently a fake name. >> my name is steve, s-t-e-v-e, last name klein. the only man that has come out is this man that claimed to consult on the movie. >> who is sam bacile? >> good question. i don't know sam that well. >> reporter: another deadend. we're told there was a screening on sunset boulevard but no one came to the theater. again no records of that. one final mystery, it appears that someone, not clear who, translated the english language trailer in a dialect of the arabic spoken in egypt that's what the tv stations in cairo picked up. an example how in the internet age it's possible to start trouble half a world away and remain very much in the shadow, diane.
a worldwide epidemic. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> now to phoenix. imagine looking out your window and seeing this, a giant wall of dust, 2,500 feet high. as abc's neal karlinsky tells us, it's just the beginning of the extreme weather erupting there. >> reporter: the giant dust storm that blanketed phoenix, was so thick, so other worldly, people throughout the city took out their cameras to record it. >> this is insane. look at this thing move. it's just moving quickly. >> reporter: time lapse captures it best. in this one, recorded by a private photographer, you can see a wall of sand so well defined, it looks almost like a hollywood special effect as it coats the city, turning daylight into an unhealthy brown haze. mike olbinski was behind the camera. >> the winds weren't super strong, so there was dust and haze in the air for at least an hour after it hit. all my equipment got pretty nasty and trashed. >> reporter: at its peak around sunset, the cloud rose 2,500 feet into sky, causing some flight delays and forcing motorists to pull over for their own safety. this wall of sand
just a phase for the baby and the parent. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> weigh in on abc.com, and more with bob woodward on "nightline" later. i'll see you again tomorrow night. good night. >>> tonight the chevron refinery fire, why nobody knows how much toxic material you may have been exposed to. >> a moving tribute to a fallen police officer. the salute to a patrolman who is escorted home from the hospital. >> and strict new security procedures now in place at the oakland coliseum. we're live for the raiders home opener tonight. >> and a sosh network for animal owners if you're looking for love, your chances of finding it may depend on what kind of pet you have. >> this gap between information and monitoring has been going on too long. it's time to bridge that gap. >> when there is a unit of the chevron refinery went up in flames, air quality readings showed nothing harmful in the air at the time. >> good evening. >> that disconnect led to a major revision of the air monitoring system and refineries will pay for it that. is a promise today after a hearing on the refine
mitt's day? nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> nick watt. >>> coming up, a wink from the man in the moon, on a special day for the first lunar explorer. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitme
. >> reporter: police and reporters surrounded the los angeles home today of the twice-convicted felon who authorities tell abc news was the writer, director and financier of the controversial film. >> there was some need for our presence to be here to provide safety. >> reporter: police identified him as 55-year-old nakoula basseley nakoula, who used the assumed name sam bacile, and is a member of egyptian christian coptic church. records obtained by abc news show nakoula was convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine in the 1990s and later was sent to prison on bank fraud charges, where he told authorities he wrote the film's script. he was released from custody in june 2011 and production began just two months later at this sound stage in california. actors say they were duped, told they were in a film to be called "desert warrior." the role of muhammad was listed as george, and its anti-islamic message was not in the script. >> i just want the world to know that i did not know. >> reporter: actress cindy garcia says the scene in which she accuses master george of being a pedophile, was
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fire that's burning through dry brush and heading close to homes in los angeles tonight. firefighters are on the ground battling a 15-acre blaze, burning near the 405 freeway tonight. they're hoping to contain that blaze with the help of water-dropping helicopters. now, the getty center conducted a voluntary evacuation of visitors and staffers although officials say there's no imminent threat to the museum. while conditions are dry, temperatures soaring to 100 degrees today. winds are calm and crews are hopeful that blaze will be contained quickly. as of now no word on what caused the fire. >>> we shift gears to the photos and the firestorm overseas. the royal family now suing a magazine in france. bob woodruff is traveling with the royal couple. >> reporter: the royal couple put on brave faces as they left the malaysian capital today to tour the jungles of borneo, but there's no escaping the uproar over those topless photos of the duchess and the couple's decision to sue the french magazine that published them. abc news will not show the pictures but learned the couple were told abou
watt, abc news. los angeles. >>> we thank you for watching. we're always here at abcnews.com. and "nightline" will be along later. see you once again tomorrow night. good night. >>> they're back, occupiers marking the anniversary of the movement with a day of demonstration z we're on it for you, live. >> and a terror threat against airline passengers. today at jfk where the pilot was kept out of the loop. >> and a surprise from san jess yeah police chief. find out why he's calling it quits after less than two years. as the city's top cop. >> and in sacramento if you're applying or transfering to cal state campus your admission may be tied to the passage of a november ballot tax measure, critics calling that an illegal threat to vote yes. >> our country has been taken over by finance interests. >> and the aim of the move smt to take it back by taking over the streets. good evening, everyone, i'm carolyn johnson. >> they're at it again, tonight one year after the occupy movement began, demonstrators marking this ogs making their presence known in san francisco. there is a l
. hey, what's up? she's very good. too good. already an emmy legend. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> and we thank you for watching. thank you, nick we're always here at abc news.com and "nightline" later. and i'll see you back here again tomorrow night. good night. >>> new trouble for chevron, now under criminal investigation for breaking air quality rules and ready to face questions at a session underway now. >> we're live in hayward. the driver of a car has been shot to death by police, you'll hear from a man caught in the cross fire. >> and here is a school principal arrest forward trying to sell meth. it's a case sending shock waves throughout a south bay neighborhood. >> and a a break through that could lead to new ways to treat a deadly form of breast cancer. >>> tonight chevron pin points the where and how of the massive fire that sent thousands of people run together hospital seven weeks ago, torkd good evening, everyone. >> and there is a larnl meeting underway. people are waiting to hear from chevron. the oil giant is now the targist a criminal investigation. >> this m
: just about everyone in line at this los angeles job fair today was clinging to two things, a resume and hope. >> how long have you been out of work? >> eight months now. >> wow. >> it's been hitting pretty hard. anything you can get your hands on you have to take it. >> reporter: but for the unemployed. the gifts may be coming early this year. as many as 700,000 seasonal jobs around the country will be up for grabs in preparation for what may beet best holiday hiring season in five years. some of the biggest names in retail are already accepting applications. kohl's expect to hire 52,000 workers, a whopping 10,000 more jobs than last holiday season. at walmart. 50,000 jobs. 45,000 at toys are you. up 5,000 from last year and 90,000 jobs at target. >> what we're seeing are retailers placing big bets. >>> jobs that earn about $7 an hour mean ace paycheck more than $5,000 by the end of the holiday crush. it may not be much to live on but it's a dream come true. but for laid-off call center worker, it's a dream come true. >> something for the holiday, extra income, pay off a credit card
wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> weigh in on abc.com and more with bob woodward on "nightline" later. i'll see you again tomorrow night. good night. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. captioned by closed captioning services, inc.
, abc news, los angeles. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, the extraordinary picture that came in late today. look at this. there is someone on that gurney, sailing through the air. the hair-raising rescue, when we come back. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. to find out more, call today. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most
and the parent. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> weigh in on abc.com and more with bob woodward on "nightline" later. i'll see you again tomorrow night. good night.
, abc news, los angeles >>> and we thank you for watching. thank you, nick we're always here at abc news.com and "nightline" later. i'll sue you tomorrow on "world news." tomorrow night. good night. [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approv this message. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things...
good. nick watt, abc. >> i can't even understand this guy. i'll do it. nick watt, abc news, los angeles >>> and we thank you for watching. thank you, nick we're always here at abc news.com and "nightline" later. i'll sue you tomorrow on "world news." tomorrow night. good night.
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